One of the most frequently asked questions and desired skills in handstands are “Consistency for holding longer time”. Yes, it is a great feeling to achieve this level for handstands.
Let’s have a closer look at it.
For holding a handstand longer time we need some components.
In this article, I would like to introduce 2 drills for you to increase your endurance in holding a handstand. Make sure you warm up your body, especially the wrists, arms, and shoulders, and a bit of jumping jack for some hops and kick-ups.
1. Alignment - Make your body as straight as possible like a stick
Straight alignment makes a handstand holding much more accessible, check your handstand shape and work on your problem.
2. Balance + Re-balancing skill
After you figured out the straight alignment it is all about fine-tuning with your hands to hold the balance and re-balance.
3. Strength for Endurance
Holding a minimum of 60 seconds without/with a wall is a good indicator to know your strength. If you cannot hold for at least 60 seconds handstand, add on the wrist, arm, and shoulder strengthening drills. I have a super effective all-in-one drill
4. Awareness/Focus of Entire Body Control
I know it is already a lot of work and the checklist is huge. On top of all of the above requirements, there is work to add which is "Awareness" and "Focus". Anyway it is always a good to know even you cannot figure out everything now what is necessary to achieve a good handstand skill.
Closing Thoughts for Today:
Make your handstand practice a daily habit. It doesn’t have to be a long session, but you practice handstands every day and possibly a couple of times per day. It is all about the practice. You don’t have to be talented or a superman. For your success find your weakness and work on it. There is no shortcut.
Perform these drills every day. It’s just 1-2 minutes of practice. You will soon be able to hold a handstand. Play around and see what happens. Just as I did through these practices, your body will learn the balance skill and strength most shortly. The best workout for handstands is always to go upside-down. In my opinion, there is no need to do workouts for each part of your body. Go upside-down as much as you can. That is the best and fastest way to achieve your goal.
I hope you will enjoy your handstand practice. Please let me know your progress in a comment below and see you in my next video.
Thanks for reading this article so far. I appreciate that. Happy handstanding! See you in my next article. My next blog post will be released on next Thursday.
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